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A Separate Heaven by Alex Disanti
A Separate Heaven is a series of seven books that spans twenty-five years in the lives of two families. Book One introduces the Hamiltons and the Gianellis, brought together by an unlikely union.
The enigmatic Dominic Gianelli is a man whose immense wealth and power have earned him respect and admiration from the social elite of both Europe and America. But his legitimate wealth has long been rumored to mask the secrets and dark corners in his world. Nearing fifty, he lives by a strict code and allows few people to know him. Beyond his carefully crafted image of sophistication, Dominic is a man with a tight grip on those around him. But a chance meeting with twenty-year-old Paige Hamilton forever changes his life.
Paige Hamilton is just beginning to find her own place in the world, away from her affluent, Long Island family. A striking beauty, she is a financial prodigy and a trusted market analyst climbing the ladder at a prestigious, New York investment firm where Dominic is a client. Their connection upon meeting is instant and profound.
Their first dinner date takes an unexpected turn and becomes a night neither will forget. But Dominic has doubts about a long-term love. His world can be dangerous and he fears for Paige s safety should she commit herself to him. Despite any qualms, he finds he cannot give her up. Her family objects, unsure of Dominic s secretive lifestyle. Their relationship takes a surreal turn when Paige becomes engulfed in Dominic’s world of tight security, clandestine meetings and increasingly erratic behavior.
Enter A Separate Heaven. Meet the families. Come to know them. From Long Island to the shores of the Mediterranean, this engrossing drama will hold you spellbound.
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars. I’d say this has to be like 50 Shades meets Harlequin meets a good Drama. It’s got steamy romance and a building plot that we aren’t quite sure what to make of. Dominic Gianelli definitely seems like the type of guy you don’t ever want to meet in a dark alley. But then he’s got this really tender side to him that Paige seems to draw out. An very unlikely couple and I’m sure there are many more adventures to come. This book has depth. It brings compelling conflict at all angles. It’s definitely not a fluffy read. Buckle down for this one! Looking forward to Book 2 in the series!
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